Estimated cost of backdrop to include:
(8) 2" x 2" x 7' high wooden curtain stands with weighted base tripods.
(10) 7' high X 10' wide backdrop curtain sections, each section overlapping
the other to form an octagon surrounding the chairs when attached to the 7' high curtain stands.
Total cost approximately $1000
(1) Four video cameras
— $1700 ea.
(2) Three light-weight camera tripods
— $20.00 ea.
(3) Box of blank DVDs —
(4) Personal Computer
(with two 1 T SSD harddrives, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and a high
performance graphics card) w/WiFi, — $2000.00
(5) Licensed copy of video-editing software —
(6) Two 19" digital
monitors — approx $300 each.
(7) Fifteen Lapel
microphones — $500
Estimated miscellaneous expenses, $5000 (includes: $5.00/week gasoline
reimbursement for volunteers, name tags, pens, paper, bottled water, 15 minute
break-time-juice for participants and assistants, cups, etc.)
Unplanned/unknown operating expenses
repair, maintenance, cell phone
subscription, extended warranties for cameras, etc.
Total estimated budget for each 6-month support group = $10,000.00.
Grants/donations for each 6-month support group—to be solicited
by Community Communications, the program's sponsor. It's estimated that a
single $100,000.00 grant would finance the entire project
No one at Community
Communications receives remuneration for
the project. Since it's beginning in 1989 the president and board members of
Community Communications have consistently voted in
favor of no paid advertising or financial
remunerations; it is a true non-profit organization.
It's possible that the free public service TV station will have:
- video/audio mixer
- lapel microphones
- 3 microphones w/stands for the Assistant Co-facilitators
- stools with castors
- computer and editing software
It's possible the County
Council will grant permission for us to use the East
and West Hawaii County Council venue in which case
Participants for the Support Group for Teachers
would come from a West Hawaii school.
Survey: Conduct a survey to determine community support and project feasibility.
Newspapers: Write announcements for the local newspapers.
Community flyers: Write flyers and post throughout the community.
Letters: Write letter to the
Governor, Mayor, etc.
Enroll the following:
The Facilitator will personally invite the parolees to participate in the 24-session (approximately six-month) televised
Community Communications will also contact the TV stations.
- 10 volunteer Support Group Participants
- 10 volunteer Assistant Co-facilitators.
- Hawaii County Mayor
- Hawaii County Council Members
- Enrolling PBS, Hilo 5 TV or Na Leo 'O Hawai'i public TV access station
Assistant Co-facilitators will be trained to use a video camera and a computer
video software mixer. There will be three video cameras and a mixer.
The Assistant Co-facilitator in charge of mixing will also be
selecting which of the three camera shots is best suited for
immediate, live transmission.
Assistant Co-facilitators will also
be trained to receive live telephone calls
from television viewers via cell phone.
Long range plans
Long range plans for CSG Participants:
For example—with the Support Group for Parolees—once
a parolee has successfully completed his/her support group
they will be encouraged to continue participating in the program as
a volunteer Assistant Co-facilitator. In this way they will keep the
community informed about what's happening with them, and, in serving
others, be served.
It is envisioned that Parolee Support Group
Participants will continue their communication studies with the
option of becoming Support Group Facilitators. This means that
eventually each would be qualified to facilitate his/her own support
throughout the state and elsewhere nationwide. The success of the
program could become a nationwide model.